Click Beetle
Elateridae


brown click beetle
I find many click beetles hanging around my porch light throughout the summer
and this brown one is the most prevalent.  Click Beetle adults eat plants and the
 larvae eat seeds, roots, and sometimes other insects. They make a clicking noise,
hence the name, and if they are turned on their backs, they will click and flip into
the air, righting themselves.  They are probably fun to play with if you enjoy
 handling beetles.  Read more about them on Wikipedia.  Carol Davis, 7-10-2010

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